As we move towards the winter months, it is physiology, that we are likely to feel the effects of ‘shutting down’ in these months, as if preparing for a hibernation stage. The pineal gland (in the brain) responds to darkness by regulating the control of melatonin, supporting our sleep/wake cycle. In these months of darker periods, people may even experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); the winter blues.
So how can you continue being the best version of yourself and keep that sparkle you feel in the summer time?
Call in YELLOW!
When I took a recent Colour Workshop, I asked people to think of things they relate to yellow … go ahead – what do you think of? …
The most common answer is the Sun or Sunshine.
If you’re beginning to feel a little nervous or sad that winter is coming, start to visualise yellow in your meditations, wear more yellow (definitely avoid black!), eat more yellow, smell more yellow, bath your body in yellow!
Yellow brings the sunshine in. And it not only warms you, it is a great colour to connect with when you are studying or learning new things (maybe a new role at work or a lesson to be learnt?). Yellow supports you to connect with an inner wisdom you have, turning doubt into ‘knowing’.
When you use the Aura-Soma Yellow Pomander you invoke an energy of confidence, laughter and self knowledge with it’s fruity, lemony, forest scent. It’s healing qualities are enhanced with essential oils: Lemongrass, Citronella, Melisssa, Verbena and crystal energies of Topaz to also cleanse and protect your energy field from negativity.
Yellow will also strengthen your connection to the solar plexus (between the navel and lower ribs); the energy wheel that processes emotions of anxieties and irrational fears. But you can quickly turn this into a strength when you trust in your self and what you know. If you find that people are questioning you, it may be because you doubt yourself. These people are simply a mirror to your internal world.
With a strong trust in your self and with more sparkle in your life, you can transform those negative vibes into a nourishing confidence, just by calling in YELLOW!
Continue to laugh at yourself more and never apologise for dancing to your own beat.
If you have any comments, questions or have any interest in using Aura-Soma products feel free to get in touch with me via email, I’d love to hear from you. To keep an eye on upcoming colour or yoga workshops, click here.
Peace and Namaste, Erin xo